Saturday, 14 October 2017



Today I'm back with my Yetis, and playing along at Muse Christmas Visions.
Chriss' card is so cute that I've stuck with her overall design, just put my own spin on it.

  • take a rectangle of card, die cut the falling snow and add distress ink
  • attach a stitched hillside border piece to the bottom and the scalloped border around the edge.
  • stamp, die-cut and colour the Yetis and accessories. Attach with foam tape.
  • die cut a speech balloon, stamp the sentiment and heat emboss with white powder. Attach with foam tape.

Inspiration card from Chriss Blagrave

MFT - Beast Friends. Sentiment from Deer Friends. Stitched Scallop Edge Die
AveryElle - Falling Snow Die    Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Speech Balloon Die - Clearly Besotted   Copics

Friday, 13 October 2017


I stepped away from the Yetis today, to make this little woodland scene.

This is a stamp set I've had for a few years, but I think using distress inks with it
has given it a new lease of life.
It's a good reminder to me, not to neglect my old stash.

I began with my die-cut rectangle and stamped the trees, embossing them with clear powder, and then adding a distress ink background.
Then, I added the hillside border and my stamped and die-cut animals.
Luckily there was just enough room to squeeze in my sentiment.


WPlus9 - winter woodland.   Lawn Fawn - stitched hillside border.
MFT - stitched scallop edge rectangle.  Distress Ink - tumbled glass.
Hero Arts - strawberry ink.

Monday, 9 October 2017


This weekend my mojo went into hiding, so I looked around for a sketch to help me out.
I found one over at Seven Hills Crafts.

After lots of playing with shapes and die cuts,
 and several attempts being binned  filed,
I finally came up with this pretty straightforward take on the sketch.

I added some distress ink to one side of a card rectangle.
I had intended this background to be much paler, but somehow I'd mixed up the lids on my distress inks (salty ocean and tumbled glass).
I didn't want to waste the darker background (I am from Yorkshire!) so I just went with it :-)
I took another rectangle piece, die-cut the circle on the edge, and attached it over my inked piece with foam tape for some added depth.
Then I added my scalloped edge, the embossed sentiment and my Yeti and trees, finishing with a few scattered sequins.


My Favorite Things - Beast Friends, Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Fram
Copics. Distress ink - Salty Ocean.  Spellbinders Circle Die.
White Embossing Powder.   Sequins.

Thursday, 5 October 2017


Here's my family at Christmas.
Me, my hubby, our 2 daughters and their partners - in Yeti form :-)

To get my Yetis in a party mood I've added some party hats, a bow tie,
and mugs of gin. Ha Ha.


My Yetis are coloured with Copics.

U for Unlimited, V for Vibrant.

I think these Yetis are vibrant, and of course they have unlimited gin.  :-)

MFT Beast Friends
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle, Violet's ABCs
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass.     Copics    Glossy Accents
Hats and Bow Tie from WPlus9 Unforgettable

Saturday, 30 September 2017



I'm sharing a quick and simple card with you today, for the
CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

I began by adding some distress ink and water drops to a card panel.
When this was dry, I stamped my sentiment and then attached the scalloped edge frame.
I die-cut my Yeti, coloured him with Copics and a touch of glossy accents on the fairy lights.
Then he was popped up with foam tape.

The most time consuming part of this card was deciding where those sequins should go  :-)


MFT- Beast Friends, Scallop Edge Frame
Lawn Fawn - Violet's ABCs       Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Avery Elle - Merriest    Copics.     Glodssy Accents.

Thursday, 28 September 2017


This week I sat down to make another Yeti card
 (are you sick of them yeti) :-)
but then I spied an abandoned llama on my desk -
and decided to put him to good use.

Here he is delivering presents.

I die cut a rectangle - IRL this has a stitched edge, but for someone reason it gets lost in my photos.
Then I attached a scalloped edge piece at the bottom and stamped my sentiment.
The background was sponged with distress ink and some water drops.

My Llama is coloured with Copics and I used the parcels from my MFT Yeti set as Christmas presents.
I also found a little scarf from a WPlus9 winter set, that fit him perfectly.


MFT - Beast Friends, Llama Love, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle, Violet's ABCs
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
WPlus9 - Winter Woodland

Saturday, 23 September 2017


Hubby and I have just had a much needed week off.
It's been lovely, and we have thoroughly chilled out, but now I am happy to get back into my craft room, and play with my Yetis :-)

Here's a little, gin drinking Yeti for you ...

You may have noticed that I use my scalloped edge dies a lot,
so I have splashed out on this other set, where the scallop is on the inside.
Cute, yeah?

I stamped my sentiment, and then distress inked a little background.
If you do it in this order, you need to cover your sentiment when you sprinkle the water drops on. Any water that gets on the stamped letters can make them run.
I learnt that the hard way!

I stamped and die-cut my Yeti (and accessories) coloured them with Copics, with a sprinkling of my favourite Diamond Dust on his hat, and the mug,
then popped him up with foam tape.


#117 Dies

MFT - Beast Friends / Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Lawn Fawn - Violet's ABCs
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Copics.   Diamond Dust.

Thursday, 14 September 2017


It's pumpkin spice season.

That also means, that it's time for the

             My Favourite Things 2017 Card Design Superstar Contest.

Eek! There are some great prize opportunities, so check it out.

This is the first year I've felt brave enough to enter.
But, you've got to be in it, to win it, right?

Here's my card for the Clean and Simple Category.

My girls and I do a little happy dance when Pumpkin Spice is back on the menu.
So, I thought I would team up this little, coffee drinking Yeti, with some autumn colours.

I die-cut my scalloped edge rectangle, sponged on some distress ink, and added a few water drops.
Then, I stamped my sentiment. This was my second attempt.
The first one just didn't look quite right, and then I realised I had stamped the 'm' upside down  :-)
I stamped and die cut my Yeti and trees, coloured them with Copics and attached them with foam pads.

My Favourite Things - Beast Friends / Stitched Scallop Edge Rectangle / Well Connected Alphabet
Distress Ink - Mustard Seed.     Copics

Tuesday, 12 September 2017


Merry Monday has a great challenge this week.
They want to see you inspired by your favourite holiday movies.
I LOVE Christmas films - Love Actually, Elf, National Lampoon...
but my favourite has to be Die Hard.
Yippee Ki-Yay!  :-)

I stamped my sentiment onto the scalloped edge panel, and then sponged on some distress ink, for a snowy background.
I die cut my Yeti, trees and accessories, coloured them with Copics and attached them with foam pads.
Arghh! I forgot to add the exclamation mark to my sentiment, and I knew I would muck it up if I tried to add it last thing, so I left it off.


MFT - Beast Friends, Stitched Scallop Edge Rectangle, Well Connected Alphas
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass

Sunday, 10 September 2017


Do you think you could make all your Christmas cards with just one stamp set?
What would you choose?
I would go for these cute Yetis. I'm having so much fun with them.
Here's another one for the pile.

I stamped my sentiment onto the scalloped edge die-cut, and then added some
distress ink in the centre, sprinkled with water drops.
I stamped and die-cut my Yeti, and coloured him with Copics.
To make the fairy lights stand out a bit more I added a touch of glossy accents,
then I simply attached my Yeti with a foam pad.

I'd like to enter this for the challenge at

where the theme is 

****Get Ready For Christmas****

MFT -  Beast Friends and Stitched Scalloped Edge Rectangle
Lawn Fawn - Violet's ABCs
Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber
Copics / Glossy Accents

Saturday, 9 September 2017


I really need to get cracking on my Christmas cards.
Do you know there's only 15 weeks to go?

Here's another 'Yeti' card for the pile.

Surely distress inks were made just for snowy backgrounds ;-)
I love how a few drops of water can give such a pretty effect.
Here, I've gone for a lilac background and then just popped up my images with foam pads.
A simple, but (I think) pretty card.


MFT - Beast Friends / Stitched Scalloped Edge Rectangle Die
Distress Ink - Shaded Lilac.     Copics.